Author: Tamara Blake
Publisher: Diversion Books
Date of Publication: July 16, 2013
Once upon a time, Ruby believed in magic…
When Ruby volunteers to take her mother's housecleaning shift at the gothic Cottingley Heights mansion, she thinks it's going to be business as usual. Clean out the fridge, scrub toilets, nothing too unusual. But nothing could prepare her for the decadent squalor she finds within. Rich people with more money than sense trashing their beautiful clothes and home just because they can. After the handsome Tam discovers her cleaning up after him and his rich friends, Ruby has never felt more like a character from her sister’s book of fairy tales.
Tam sees beyond Ruby’s job and ratty clothes, and sweeps her off her feet, treating her like a real princess, but Ruby is sure this beautiful boy is too good to be true. And as one tragedy after another befalls Ruby and her family, Ruby painfully learns that magic is all too real, and it always comes with a price.
Thank you for suggesting I create a dream cast for a Slumber movie because it gave me an excuse to watch every Channing Tatum movie in existence for, um, research purposes.
Ruby – Chloe Moretz. She has a down-to-earth, take no crap quality while still being a little fragile. Ruby is put through the wringer in this story, but I think Chloe would be able to handle the emotions.
Tam – This role was tricky to cast. Tam is a complicated character, immortal, world weary, yet with a playful spirit. Jamie Campbell Bower comes closest to what I pictured Tam to be.
Ivy – Hailee Steinfeld. I’m casting against type with her, but I think she’d have a blast playing a raging beeyotch (which is what Ivy definitely is).
Ash – Channing Tatum. He’d probably steal every scene he was in.
Cosette – Saoirse Ronan. She’d have a blast with a French accent, plus she’d be in every scene with Channing Tatum so she’d probably work for free.
Shelley – Shelley is a cutie and so is Mackenzie Foy. Boom, hired.
Thank you for having me!
About Kathleen Bolton
Kathleen Bolton is a professional writer and editor. Currently, she is a contracted writer to Working Partners, Ltd. Her projects include Confessions of a First Daughter, a YA series about the misadventures of the U.S. President’s teen-aged daughter, and Secrets of a First Daughter, both published by HarperCollins Teen, under the pen name Cassidy Calloway. Her current project, Slumber, under the pen name Tamara Blake, released July of 2013 and is a dark suspense fantasy novel for teens. She is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed, one of the foremost online communities for writers of fiction.
Kathleen lives with her husband and daughter in upstate New York.
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